Joel Mackenzie Rich Aucoin Lumberjacked Yell in Sleep | STASH MAGAZINE

Joel Mackenzie: Rich Aucoin “Yelling In Sleep”

Halifax character designer/director/animator Joel Mackenzie fires up a full-on barrage of his skills for indie-rocker (and fellow Haligonian) Rich Aucoin’s new track “Yelling in Sleep.”

Mackenzie sums up the plot like this: “A reformed lumberjack must harness the power of nature in order to fight an 8-bit mutant wasp monster that is destroying his friends and his home.” [Read more]

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Brutus Collective Unleashes “Horde”

The four members of new French directing collective Brutus (Thibaud Clergue, Aurélien Duhayon, Sébastien Iglesias and Camille Perrin) all graduated from the animation program at the Arles campus of Supinfocom in 2012 and just dropped us their first short film: a grindhouse-flavored concoction of speed and death called “Horde.”

“We tried to find an original look for this film so we mixed different kinds of renders. We also mixed different kinds of animation like a pose to pose in 12 fps for the characters, and a more fluid animation for clothes and props. We mainly used 3ds Max with V-Ray, Mari, Flash, Photoshop and After Effects.” [Read more]

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Parallel: the Beauty of Brass for Anonimo Watches

French directing duo Quentin Baillieux and Raphaëlle Tinland (aka Parallel) strike an artful and atmospheric balance of 2D and 3D techniques in this online brand film animated by Ann lou Erambert for Italian watch makers Anonimo who carve (rather than cast) the cases for their timepieces out of solid brass. [Read more]

Gary Baseman Doc “Mythical Creatures” on Kickstarter

Gary Basemen launched a Kickstarter film project today inspired by the heroics of his father Ben Baseman who escaped death at the hands of the Nazi’s twice and then fought against them as a partizan for four years.

Baseman and director David Charles need the cash to travel to the Ukraine “to uncover the Holocaust experiences of Baseman’s parents, and re-imagine their heroic stories through an inspiring, fantastical, heart-wrenching odyssey.”

A worthy cause made all the more appealing with very collectable pledge perks and prizes including this limited edition Partizan poster co-designed by Baseman and Shepard Fairey based on an old photograph of Baseman’s father.

Baseman Partizan Blue | STASH MAGAZINE [Read more]

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Slammin’ with Psyop and The House of Marley

Psyop and CD Gerald Ding spent six days in Kingston, Jamaica, scouting for talent and locations to serve as the base for their free-wheeling 2D cel animation in one of three videos commissioned by The House of Marley to launch the company’s latest portable audio system, an eco-friendly Bluetooth beauty called the Get Together. [Read more]

Stash 106: 90 More Minutes of Brilliance

The Stash permanent collection continues to grow as issue 106 archives another 31 outstanding motion design, animation and VFX projects for our loyal base of professional and student subscribers.

This issue features 90+ minutes of commercials, broadcast design, music videos, brand films, short films and behind the scenes extras from the planet’s top artists and filmmakers with production notes, toolkit and links for every project – Plus stills, style frames, exclusive interviews.?

TRY STASH FREE FOR 30 DAYS and discover the stories behind the work. [Read more]